Deadline for Fall 2021 internship credit application materials (including supervisor letter): Monday, September 20, 2021 at 5pm. Absolutely no applications can be considered after that time.
An internship within your field is one of the best ways to enhance job prospects after graduation. Internships in Media and Information fields prepare students for the real world by providing not only on-the-job practical experience, but also the opportunity to network and obtain valuable professional contacts. Most graduates feel the experiential learning gained through internships was instrumental in helping them land that important first job.
IMPORTANT: If you are scheduled to interview for an internship and either cannot make the interview or have decided you don't want the internship, you MUST call or otherwise notify the potential employer. Failure to do so impacts those who come after you - the potential employer may not want to interview any more ComArtSci students due to unprofessional behavior.
Note: At this time, Disney internships are NOT accepted.
Goals of an Internship Include
- Gain valuable hands-on experience.
- Apply and expand knowledge obtained from the classroom.
- Explore a potential career opportunity.
- Have responsibilities and be required to make decisions.
- Make good contacts.
- Earn a future recommendation.
- Learn more about the field/industry so that you are able to talk about it intelligently.
- Work in a professional environment.
- Positively represent the department and university.
- Work and collaborate with others.
- Work in areas or on projects that you have not worked on before.
- Learn how a company operates.
How to Find Internships
We strongly recommend that students interested in internships visit Handshake to check out internship opportunities.
Hours and Credit Eligibility
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